Trump names retired Lt. Gen

Kellogg was a member of Trump's foreign policy advisory team during the campaign and in August called Trump's plan to block people who do not "believe in our Constitution or who support bigotry and hatred" the "beginning of a new dialogue".

President-elect Donald Trump announced Thursday that he has chosen retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg as chief of staff and executive secretary of the National Security Council.

Crowley worked for former President Ronald Reagan from 1990 until 1994 and later wrote several books about him.

Crowley is a foreign affairs and political analyst for the Fox News Channel.

The Trump team also announced that retired Lt. Gen. Keith Kellogg will be the NSC's Chief of Staff and Executive Secretary. She has also written What the (Bleep) Just Happened.

"I am deeply honored, humbled and grateful to be asked by the President-elect to join the extraordinary national security team he is assembling", Crowley said in a statement released by the transition.

Upon hearing the news of her appointment, Fox News terminated Crowley's contract, effective immediately, a network spokesperson told The Hill. She's the second Fox News employee to join the council. "It will be a great privilege to serve with them".

Crowley has always been a Trump supporter.

Crowley's responsibilities could mirror what Ben Rhodes, Obama's current deputy national security advisor for strategic communications and speechwriting, does.

Crowley has also questioned whether Obama is really a "natural-born citizen", and has said the "birth certificate issue" had "traction" because Obama's policies are "un-American", which "feeds into this idea that somehow, fair or not, Obama is not one of us".